I plan on taking some time (over a long period I might add) on adding some more sort categories for the site. Included in my plans so far is a way to tag each post by the author as the current template doesn’t do it, as well as to start sorting posts by main ingredients (I’ve added sandalwood, aloeswood and champa to this list, but I can imagine adding more). Before I start to do this, I figured I’d ask the list to see if there are any categories they’d like to see. Please keep in mind I’ll be more likely to use suggestions that fall in a middle between a category that would come close to capturing every post or one that would only capture 2 or 3. That is I don’t want to be too general or swamped in detail. Please post in the comments section and thanks for your contributions in advance…



  1. Mike said,

    August 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Update: New categories have been applied for most posts through June 2008 (up to about 2 months from when mikesprattle became ORS). Still probably have a few earlier Top 10s to update, changed my mind as I went but those tend to include the combined companies and ingredients of 10 incenses.

    Ingredients are set up so I can break down by subgroups later. I’m already thinking of breaking down the Spice group into Cinnamon, Clove, Cassia, Nutmeg. I’ll likely break up ingredients and styles at some point. When I started I didn’t think I’d end up being detailed, but ended up finding it pretty easy.

    I’ve thought about adding animal, perfume and herbal per Ross’s suggestion (or even modern or some other terms) and may yet do so, but at this point it would take me making a call on any particular incense. So far everything I’ve been adding is either in the ingredients list or stunningly obvious.

    I’ve also changed a lot of the title lines to be more streamlined and informative, however I won’t change any of the URLs given our indexes.

    Anyway, again, feel free to post here if you have comments on categories or even what I’ve added so much.

  2. Ross Urrere said,

    July 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Floral, spice, herbal, animal, perfume? Based on the major note/notes??

  3. Laurie said,

    July 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Hmm, maybe “spices” and “florals”? And maybe herbs, although maybe that would be better combined with spices.

    Well, I suppose most incenses contain herbs and/or spices, so that might be too general, but I’m trying to think of a way to indicate spiciness is a major factor (like say with the Kunmeidos and Baieidos).

    • Mike said,

      July 23, 2010 at 7:58 am

      I know what you mean, I was thinking of one that would cover cinnamon, clove and such. But it might be a tough one to do, will have to give it some thought. Florals on the other hand should be no problem. Thanks Laurie.

      • glennjf said,

        August 3, 2010 at 3:57 am

        I’m seeing some changes happening. She’s lookin looking Vern!

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